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  1. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 8 hours ago

    Well, at least he didn’t “disappear” Axel. That would have been tragic. We do have to hear some explaining.

  2. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 11 hours ago

    I’m brave enough, but I’m nowhere near DC. If you ever happen to be near the capital city of Canada, I’ll meet up.

  3. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 16 hours ago

    1) DIET



    When asked if his experiment involved time travel, Diet merely said, “Heh!” He neither confirmed or denied it. The Philadelphia Experiment which he was trying to recreate probably never happened, but most of the rumours involve travel over space, rather than time. Time travel remains a possibility, but it’s far from conclusive.

    2) VITAMIN (June 28) : “But in the case of my friend Richard, the question is not where is Dick Tracy, but when.”



    That there’s a question of what time period we are in (which you have to admit was true) doesn’t in any way confirm that “time travel” would be part of this story.

    3) WARBUCKS (July 21) : " . . . I mean you’re not the only one doing this kind of work"



    Some would argue that the U.S. government was doing this kind of work at the time of the alleged Philadelphia Experiment. They may have been doing something strange on Thunder Island, too. I’m not sure he was implying any of the characters in the present story were doing such things, though it’s a possibility.

    4) ANNIE (July 31) : "Mr. Tracy if we are really in 1944,. How could they ever find the TIME? "
    IF they were in 1944, the rescuers would have needed to locate them in the right time period, but we, as well as Annie, have now concluded that they are not actually in 1944. At the time of this quotation, Annie wasn’t sure.

    Last year, Mike and Joe kept us in suspense all summer wondering if Moon Maid had actually been brought back and it turned out she hadn’t. This year we’ve been in suspense all summer wondering it time travel had occurred and it certainly looks like it hasn’t.

    Last year, Vitamin seemed to imply that one his good friends might die, but I don’t think any of them did. This year, Vitamin seemed to imply that there might be time travel, but it doesn’t seem like there is.

    Mike is essentially following the same modus operandi as last year.

  4. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy 1 day ago

    Punjab back to normal size now.



    He was only abnormally sized in the reproduction of Gray’s old panels.

  5. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy 1 day ago

    “The jig is up,” so to speak. Warbucks calls it an elaborate plot. He’s certainly got that right!

    Funny that Axel figures his troops would keep Warbucks’ gang away from Kenyon, when it was actually the Warbucks’ gang that kept the troops away from Kenyon. (Well, Warbucks and his allies, at least.)

  6. Neil Wick commented on Gasoline Alley 1 day ago

    It does pay to clean up now and then. I’m guilty of the same sometimes.

  7. Neil Wick commented on Gasoline Alley 1 day ago

    I’m pretty sure that Ms LeCuyer plagiarized it, but that means it was published somewhere where she got it.

  8. Neil Wick commented on Gasoline Alley 1 day ago

    Some of it is here: http://www.poetry.com/historical_poems/7363452 Supposedly it’s “Friends” by Jennifer Lynn LeCuyer

  9. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy 1 day ago

    More than once, it has been intimated that Axel is supposed to be dead. Yet, he’s not.

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    Neil Wick, I think, said that he had “faked” his death. If so, then too bad.



    I may have been jumping to conclusions a bit when I claimed that he faked his own death. All we really know is that after the last time he threatened Annie, he was taken off to an eastern European country and Daddy and Annie heard that he had been put into a concentration camp and was presumed dead. Exactly where that rumour came from, I do not know. I’m maybe speculating too far when I say that Axel may have started it.

    I’m not an Annie fan either. This is all information I’ve learned second- or third-hand this summer.

  10. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy 1 day ago

    That’s good. She might as well enjoy herself when the weather is good.